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Brian Orakpo proving to be a 'game-wrecker' for Tennessee

Brian Orakpo has recorded a sack in each of the Titans' last three games. Christopher Hanewincke USA TODAY SportsNine games into his first season with the team, linebacker Brian Orakpo has proved to be wise signing for the Tennessee Titans.Orakpo, who signed a four-year, $31-million contract last March after six seasons with the Washington Redskins, leads the Titans with six sacks...
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Mike Mularkey: Titans need to cut down on self-inflicted mistakes

Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo drew two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties on the same play in Sunday's win over the Saints. Chuck Cook USA TODAY SportsThe Titans broke a six-game losing streak in interim head coach Mike Mularkey's debut on Sunday and while the coach was understandably pleased with the 34-28 overtime win against the Saints, he said there were still some outstanding...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo: Losing makes me a 'grouch'

Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo has seven tackles and one sack through the first four games. Frederick Breedon Getty ImagesAt 1-3, the Titans haven't yet had success they're hoping for and after two losses by a combined three points, the inability to come away with a win is wearing on Brian Orakpo.The veteran linebacker said he's trying not to take the frustration home from the office...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Brian Orakpo done in Washington?

LB Brian Orakpo is hurt again.  More alarming, it is an injury to his right pectoral muscle.  Orakpo has already had two previous injuries and surgeries in 2011 and 2012 to his left pectoral muscle.  He will undergo an MRI tomorrow to  determine the extent of the injury. If the MRI reveals a tear, Orakpo will likely be done for the season.  If that is the case, then the 2009...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo: Roughing the passer should be reviewable

In the midst of the Texans’ win over the Redskins on Sunday, there were two roughing the passer penalties, one of which altered the course of the contest. This got Brian Orakpo thinking. “Maybe we should start reviewing those types of hits,” the Redskins linebacker said, via Sports Radio 610 in Houston. “Because those are real momentum type plays. Maybe we should review them...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Redskins fans should defend Brian Orakpo’s ‘controversial’ comments

Washington Redskin’s linebacker, Brian Orakpo, is a 3-time pro-bowler and was a member of the NFL All-Rookie team in 2009. He is playing out the final season of his franchise tag. These were the so-called “controversial comments” he made regarding his contract… “I don’t have to prove myself to anybody. I’m already proven in this league. I don’t have to prove anything...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Brian Orakpo Has ‘No Plans’ To Sign Franchise Tag

The Washington Redskins decided to assign the franchise tag to OLB Brian Orakpo on Monday, but the three-time Pro Bowler has ”no plans” to sign the franchise tender, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports. Photo Credit: What is next for #Redskins pass-rusher Brian Orakpo? I’m told he has no plans to sign the franchise tag as of now. May be a while. — Ian Rapoport...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Roundup: Playing tag with Brian Orakpo

Who are the 5 best bargains on the Redskins roster? Read this and find out. Will the Redskins put the franchise tag on OLB Brian Orakpo? I think so — unless the team can work out a deal with Orakpo before then. They have until March 2 to decide. I don’t think the Skins will let Orakpo get away and Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett is talking as if Orakpo is wearing burgundy and...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Brian Orakpo the No. 1 free agent in the 2014 class?

With Super Bowl XLVIII in the books, the 2013 season is officially in the rearview mirror. Thus, it’s time to look ahead to 2014. But before teams gather for training camp in July, play preseason games in August and tee it up for real in September, they have some roster building to do. While the NFL Draft in May will get most of the attention, free agency, which starts on March...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo to the Pro Bowl

Washington Redskins free agent OLB Brian Orakpo has been named to the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl as a replacement for LB Ahmad Brooks of the San Francisco 49ers, who was originally chosen ahead of Orakpo. In 15 games this past season, Orakpo, 27, finished with 43 solo tackles, a team-high 10 QB sacks, and one interception, which he returned 29 yards for a touchdown. Orakpo joins two other...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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